Welcome to the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc.

The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. We are not a state agency, and we receive no state funds, but we are proud partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies.

Kentucky Humanities Council Recent News:

Kentucky Humanities Council will manage the 2016 Kentucky Book Fair - Feb 8th, 16
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Book Fair have joined forces. The Kentucky Humanities Council (KHC) will present the 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair on November 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY. The sixth annual Children’s Day will be held on Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., also at the convention center.

Kentucky Book Fair Catalog - Nov 4th, 15
The Kentucky Humanities Council is a major sponsor of the 2015 Kentucky Book Fair. The 2015 Book Fair catalog is available here for you.

Kentucky Muse: Kentucky Chautauqua - Oct 30th, 15
Announcing the Kentucky Muse: Kentucky Chautauqua premiere broadcast Monday, November 16, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST on KET.

Since its inception in 1992, Kentucky Chautauqua has brought to life more than 70 people from Kentucky's past - both famous and unknown. A new Kentucky Muse documentary takes you inside this flagship initiative of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Kentucky Humanities 2015 Fall issue is being delivered. - Oct 21st, 15
Look for your Kentucky Humanities 2015 Fall issue soon.

2015-16 Humanities Catalog in the mail - Jul 3rd, 15
The 2015-16 Humanities Catalog listing the Kentucky Chautauqua and speakers available to your group will be in the mail the week of July 10, 2015. The catalog is also available now on our web site.

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